Some Things That I Want to Remember.

This summer has been one of my favorites, if not my favorite.  Despite Adam working a lot, the boys and I have enjoyed swimming most days (probably 6 days a week?) and play dates and the YMCA and popsicles.  You know, summer stuff.  We stay up much later and shift our schedules.  My heart is happy seeing my boys play more and more together but I will say that those moments are "balanced" (ahem) by a fair amount of fighting and frustration.  Elliot has learned to say NO to Henry and sometimes to wallop him on the side of his head.  In other words, he has learned to stand up for himself and fight back and that has made life interesting.  Eventful.   (Also, Elliot has learned to just get all up in Henry's grill quite often too...it's not just a one-way street).  However, even with said sibling delights, this has been a glorious summer and there are some things that I definitely want to remember.

Elliot is 20 months old.  He is the opposite of Henry in so many ways.  Henry has always been intense, whether happy or sad or mad or euphoric or whatever the emotion. Elliot is light-hearted and so funny.  He is just a natural charmer and cracks us up with his dancing skills and silly running around the house.  Elliot has been slower to speak than Henry was.  His most frequent word is probably truck.  He only recently began saying Mam-Mam and Daaaaa whilst addressing us.  Other words include dog, plane (paaaaain!), milk (mmma), and bite (biye?).  We hear biye?  a lot while we are eating or anytime he spots food.  He calls Henry "Enyee" usually.  Elliot loves swimming with his puddle jumper (don't get me started unless you want to hear the miracle of the best flotation device on the planet.  Only $18 at Target!), books (buh!), and dogs.  He is not a picky eater and is a very easy & happy child, even when sleep-deprived.

Henry is 3 years old.  He adores friends and is good at sharing (except for with brother).  Henry really likes to play pretend games with me or Adam or his buds. For example, pretending to be a cat or hiding from monsters or he likes to rescue us as he's a fireman.   He has developed a deep love for swimming this summer and has gotten really good at it.  He can swim across Meema and Dude's pool without any assistance.  Henry still has a major passion for tractors and pretend plays with his cars, trucks, and trains quite often.  I see a tender little heart in Henry and he really has a very sweet nature.  However, he is three and doesn't always handle his frustrations well.  When Henry was two, we simply worked on discipline for behavioral issues.  Now, there are attitude issues that come up with whining or having a bad attitude when things don't go his way.  However, I see sweetness and obedience at some points every day with him and that helps encourage me during some 3-year-old moments.

Ok, just wanted to type out what I was thinking about my boys on this day.  More later, hopefully, as I don't want to forget but am so prone to doing so.  Also, didn't mean to include two photographs with Adam's shirt off but hey, they were the most recent pictures off of my phone and it was a matter of convenience, although I think that he is very handsome, as well.  Over and out.

P.P.S.  (hee-hee, pp).  Anywhoos, I am still pregnant:  17 weeks and 1 day.  Won't find out the gender until August something or another.  All is well.  More on that front later.

1 comment:

Lora said...

SWEET PRECIOUS BOYS---who have the best Mommie in the World!